Leonard Chesire

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At Leonard Cheshire we support individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability. Discover IT gives disabled adults access to computers to develop their skills and interests in Leonard Cheshire services, special centres and in people's own home.

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  • Roaming Digital Champion for Newcastle

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Do you know how to use Skype? Do you do your shopping online? Did you know that 25% of people with a registered disability are offline compared with 6% of the rest of the UK? Help bridge the digital skills gap and learn new skills by joining our team today. We need friendly, patient people with a good knowledge of IT to support disabled people to access the digital world. You will make a difference by helping clients get set up on free IT equipment, coaching people on how to use the internet, and email, building digital confidence and troubleshooting basic IT issues. You need to be confident with IT but the most important qualities our volunteers need are patience and an ability to explain things people may be unfamiliar with. You will gain experience working with disabled people, training people, as well as learning about the developing field of assistive technology. And if you volunteer with us, you have the satisfaction that you have used your IT skills to support a disabled person keep in touch with loved ones, apply for a job and pursue their interests.

    • Area of InterestDisability, Mentoring, Befriending and Advocacy
    • Volunteering TypeOn-Going Projects
  • Digital Champion for Bradbury Court

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Do you know your way around an iPad? Are you confident with Microsoft Office? Did you know that 25% of people with a registered disability are offline compared with 6% of the rest of the UK? Help bridge the digital skills gap and learn new skills by joining our team today. We need friendly, patient people with a basic knowledge of IT to support disabled people to access the digital world. You will make a difference by coaching people on how to use the internet and email, building digital confidence and troubleshooting basic IT issues. You don’t need to be an IT expert, the most important qualities our volunteers need are patience and an ability to explain things people may be unfamiliar with. It would also be useful if you have a basic knowledge of using an iPad and a familiarity with Windows 10. You will gain experience working with disabled people, as well as learning about the developing field of assistive technology. And if you volunteer with us, you have the satisfaction that you have used your IT skills to support a disabled person keep in touch with loved ones, apply for a job and pursue their interests.

    • Area of InterestDisability, Mentoring, Befriending and Advocacy
    • Volunteering TypeOn-Going Projects
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